Darkest Secrets of World Religions

Joseph Smith Was a Polygamist 1 of 6

The biggest religions in the world are hiding dark secrets that they don't want you to know. Keep reading to find out what they've been hiding from you!

The modern Mormon church is totally against polygamy, so they would very much like the public to forget that their founder Joseph Smith was in fact a polygamist who had up to 40 wives. This was despite the fact that the Book of Mormon, which Joseph Smith supposedly translated from God, originally forbade the practice. That changed after Smith was caught by his wife having sex with their teenage maid, and he claimed that God told him to take more wives. He had wives as young as 14 years old and even wives who already had living husbands. He would often send the husbands away on missions overseas so they couldn't protest the marriages.